Plans to expand the popular Fiat Fullback range of lifestyle pickup trucks were announced recently with details of a new 4x4 ‘Cross’ version.
The new top-of-the-range model meets the ever-increasing demand for vehicles which are rugged and versatile, but have specific car-class comfort and strong design characterisation. With a striking lifestyle character, the new Fiat Fullback Cross is an extremely functional pickup, providing top performance during working hours as well as getting the most from leisure time.
Fullback Cross will be available in September at Fiat and Fiat Professional dealerships, priced from £26,495 (excl. VAT) for the 2.4 180 HP 6Spd Manual Cross.
The new vehicle features exclusive style details, all conveying dynamism and strength, such as the exclusive, aerodynamic textured black sport bar, which gives elegance to its silhouette and underlines its profile. The model's eye-catchingly sporty look is further enhanced by aggressive features such as front grille with black ingots, a satin silver skid plate, rear view mirrors, handles, wheel arches and 17-inch wheels with matte black finish, while the new, innovatively styled side steps are finished in black.
This unmistakable look goes hand-in-hand with a lavish standard equipment list, including rear differential lock, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED DRLs, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, soft tailgate opening, and leather seats and steering wheel. The front seats are also heated, with electric adjustment on the driver's side. In addition to this, the equipment includes the navigation system with 7-inch touchscreen, and DAB radio with Sat Nav and Bluetooth.
Safety is addressed, courtesy of seven airbags (including driver's kneebag), electronic stability control, trailer stability assist, lane departure warning (LDW) and hill start assist. In addition, Fullback Cross has ultrasonic parking sensors which are activated when reverse gear is engaged.
The traction system stands out in comparison to its competitors: with no fewer than four different driving modes, able to get drivers to any destination, and making it the most comprehensive in the lifestyle category. With just the touch of a button, it switches from two-wheel drive mode, ideal for fuel-saving, to all-wheel drive, with a Torsen central differential that automatically shares the torque between the front and rear axles in response to traction needs.
The central differential can be locked for a 50/50 front-rear axle split for off-road use. The system also offers the option of low-range gears and, for the most extreme terrains, mechanical locking of the rear differential.
Fullback Cross is available in the double cab configuration with a length of 5.28 metres, width of 1.81 metres and height of 1.78 metres. The wheelbase is 3.00 metres. In spite of its considerable size, the Fiat pickup leads its segment in agility: the turning circle diameter - just 11.8 metres - is best-in-class. Along with this, the rear parking camera is supplied as standard. Fullback is able to transport up to 1.1 tonnes and tow 3,100 kg.
The new Fiat Fullback Cross is equipped with a powerful 2.4-litre common-rail turbodiesel engine of 180hp (133 kW) with torque of 430 Nm, with variable valve lift to maximise power and keep fuel consumption and emissions down. The engine complies in full with Euro 6 standards, without the worry and expense of having to use AdBlue®. Fullback Cross also offers two transmissions: manual six-speed or automatic five-speed, the latter with steering wheel paddles for a dynamic, exciting driving experience. The 2.4 180 HP 5Spd Auto Cross costs £27,895 (excl. VAT).
For the UK, Fiat has released details of a Fullback Cross business contract hire offer which will be effective from Monday 11 September. The example below is based over 2 years, 10,000 miles p.a. for vehicles ordered by 30 September and registered by 29 December 2017.
Fullback 2.4 180hp Cross Double Cab Pick Up £289 per month, plus initial rental of £1,734
Fullback 2.4 180hp Cross Double Cab Pick Up Auto £299 per month, plus initial rental of £1,794